Digital Figure Sculpture Course – ONLINE

 

Scott Eaton's Digital Figure Sculpture course

UPCOMING SESSIONS

SUMMER: in-progress
AUTUMN: start date: October 10, 2014 -LATE REGISTRATION HERE


Digital Figure Sculpture is a 10-week digital sculpting course designed to teach classical techniques of figure sculpture using ZBrush. Over the duration of the course students will sculpt a complete male figure as well as a number of shorter weekly studies. Each week full-enrollment students submit work-in-progress sculptures to Scott and receive a video review and ‘sculpt over’ showing where changes need to be made to progress their sculptures to the next level of realism.

The course teaches the artistic fundamentals of figure sculpture and covers the ZBrush workflow and techniques that Scott uses day-in and day-out to create his own digital sculptures. For a week-by-week breakdown of the sculpting assignments and Scott’s example sculptures see the Figure Sculpture Blog.

image showing progression of the Milon de Croton digital sculpture

Course Content


The goal of the course is to give students a solid foundation in the artistic and technical aspects of digital figure sculpture. Weekly lessons consist of video lectures covering the fundamentals of figure sculpture, ZBrush techniques, Q&A videos, and assignment sculpt-overs. Lecture topics include:

  1. Mesh Creation
  2. Proportions, Volume, and Planes
  3. Landmarks and Measurement
  4. Pose Analysis, Gesture, and Contours
  5. Blocking and Refining Form
  6. Approaches to Muscle, Fat, and Bone
  7. Portraiture
  8. Hair, Veins, Wrinkles
  9. Lighting and Rendering

Course Assignments


Week 1 Assignment in ZBrush

In addition to the final full figure, students complete weekly projects that focus on parts of the body in isolation (fragments). Students are also encouraged to take part in weekly drawing assignments to improve this skill which is critical to becoming a proficient artist.

Weeks 1-5:

  • Torso, Arm, and Hand, Leg Fragments
  • Weekly Drawing

Weeks 6-10:

  • Full Figures
  • Portrait Studies
  • Weekly Drawing

For a detailed week-by-week summary see the Figure Sculpture Course Blog.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS


This course has two levels of enrollment – full and standard.

Full enrollment gives students access to direct feedback from Scott, weekly sculpt-overs on their assignments, and Q&A time. Spaces are limited in order to maintain a high level of interaction with each student. Priority for full-enrollment spaces is given to alumni of the Anatomy for Artists course. Additionally, a demonstrated proficiency in ZBrush is necessary.

Standard enrollment is more flexible and is open to all students regardless of Zbrush experience and anatomy study. It gives students access to all the same learning materials as full-enrollment students – video lecture, resources, assignment materials, and forum access – but without direct feedback from Scott. More information on enrollment options can be found here

SUMMARY & REGISTRATION


Duration: 10 Weeks + 4 months additional access
Location: Online
Full enrollment: $895
Standard enrollment: $495

Full & Standard enrollment: REGISTER HERE

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